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Selecting a tent

With a target weight of 7.5Kg and a budget of £500, the key word that springs to mind is compromise. In general terms, the lighter the piece of kit, the more expensive it becomes. Therefore the trick is to get the balance right, as lightweight as you can possibly afford....

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Camping

I’ve always poo poo’d the idea of camping, which to me was the idea of spending a week in a tent in the middle of a muddy field full of hundreds of other people, queueing for the toilet block, never feeling warm and without even the usual luxury of brick...

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About getting fit again

I remember at the end of the C2C last May, thinking “I’ve not been this fit since I left school”. I used to run cross country for the school at 13 or 14. However, between then and the age of 40 living on a diet of beer and chips and...

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Walk Report: Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Ribblehead

  Date: 27th Aug 2006 Stats: 10.5 miles, 2300 feet Weather: Overcast, misty on top, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP5414 – Pen-y-Ghent Fells: 1: Pen-y-Ghent Other Info: Parking and toilets in Stainforth and walker friendly pub the “Craven Heifer” Summary: Horton, Pen-y-Ghent, Horton Moor, High Birkwith,...

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Walk Report: Smearsett Scar from Stainforth

  Date: 26th Aug 2006 Stats: 12.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Slightly overcast, warm, no wind, no rain Trig Points: 1: TP6033 – Smearsett Scar Fells: 0 Other Info: Parking and toilets in Stainforth and walker friendly pub the “Craven Heifer” Summary: Stainforth, Stainforth Force, Smearsett Scar, Feizor Thwaite, Giggleswick...

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Coast to Coast 2006

This is the comments area for my Coast to Coast 2006 Journal. Please feel free to leave whatever comments you may have in this area. Many thanks for your feedback. Regards, Lone Walker.

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Walk Report: Keswick to Caldbeck

  Date: 6th Nov 2005 Stats: 15.0 miles, 2900 feet Weather: Rained all day Trig Points: 0 Fells: 0 Other Info: Summary: Keswick, Briar Rigg, Mallen Dodd, Lonscale Crag, Skiddaw House, Black Nettle Hause, Orthwaite, Longlands, Fell Side, Nether Row, Caldbeck Key to symbols: = Trig Point     = Yorkshire Top...

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Walk Report: Caldbeck to Keswick

  Date: 5th Nov 2005 Stats: 18.0 miles, 3200 feet Weather: Rained all day beyond High Pike Trig Points: 1: TP3801 – High Pike Fells: 1: High Pike Other Info: Summary: Caldbeck, Nether Row, High Pike, Great Lingy Hill, Coomb, Skiddaw House, Lonscale Crags, Mallen Dodd, Briar Rigg, Keswick Key...